We spent the last day and a half working on something that 99% of the visitors to our house will never appreciate. We filled in our south eaves with 1x6 tongue and groove cedar and finished the cedar shake siding on the wall just above the logs.
I’d rather jump in a garbage can.
Here’s an up close look at the cedar shakes and eaves. I think it looks nice. We are going to let the cedar grey naturally instead of coating it with preservative. We like the coated look but are not too hot on chemicals. That’s what I’ve convinced Milly of. But really it’s because I don’t want to have to maintain the upkeep of it every few years. Yup, just call me lazy.
The cedar shakes are put on just like a regular roof. If you don’t know how to do a regular roof just imagine playing Solitaire. Same concept. Pile the shakes on top of each other in a straight line and try not to line up any cracks.
It’s quite a relief to have the eaves on the south done. We go in the house and there isn’t a rushing wind going through the house any more. And maybe the pigeons will stop coming in the house and pooping on the loft floor.
There goes the pigeon dad.
I said 99% of the people won’t appreciate the last day and a half of work we’ve done but maybe I’m wrong. I would guess a few of you would thank me so you don’t have to run for cover as the pigeons bomb away the house occupants with droppings of delight. Just the North eaves to fill in and the house will be completely sealed in.